What Is The Best Age For A Newborn Session?

This is a question that I get most often when asked about newborn sessions. “When should we book our newborn photos?” And “When is the best age for a newborn session?”. With having been in the industry for a few years, I’ve photographed my fair share of newborns. So I’m here to spill the tea on everything you need to know about your little one’s first photoshoot.

Mick was a perfect little baby boy. He slept for the majority of the session, only woke up a few times to eat and change. We were able to get a variety of colors, poses, props! This session was a perfect example of the best age for a newborn session!!

When do I need to book newborn photos?

The answer to this is really all up to you! Some mamas’ book as soon as they know  and are excited for their due date! Others like to wait till the last couple of weeks of their pregnancy. Whatever you decide, just make sure that you do it in enough advance so that you are sure to get the photographer of your dreams and that they have spots open to do your newborn session! Babies are only this tiny once so make sure you consider everything carefully.

When To Take Newborn Photos

Ideally you want to shoot for anywhere between being 5-21 days NEW! Why aim for this window? Because when they are this brand new they tend to be very cuddly, still flexible and not to mention super sleepy! And honestly, the sleepier the better!! 

I recommend feeding baby right before photos so that you can send baby off into milk drunk dreamland for the duration of the session! Making an easier and quicker time for all parties involved!

Sometimes we will still get some non-sleepers but those still make for some pretty adorable photos! I mean look at that little guy!! 

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We specialize in newborns, children, and families. Newborn Sessions are perfect for babies 4 days to 4 weeks old! Our Newborn Sessions are all inclusive, meaning parent, sibling and newborn portraits alike! We can’t wait to work with you and your family! Contact us. 

While you’re at it, take a peek at Blush Baby Photo’s Newborn Gallery.

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